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What are the basic rules of conduct for an MMO community?

Post by TheHidden01 on Tue Nov 24, 2015 1:53 pm


Taken from Massively, the following views do not necessarily reflect my own.

If thereís one thing Iíve learned from 18 years of playing MMOs, itís that games train us to abide by some pretty weird codes of conduct.

Drop a bag on the ground in real life? Anyone who snatched it from the ground at your feet would be chased down and arrested for a thief. Pick up a fallen bag in Ultima Online, though, and thatís just business as usual. The game doesnít consider that stealing, and neither do most players.

And sometimes the game mechanics make conduct a heinous crime in one MMO but a cooperative event in another. Harvest a tree in Guild Wars 2, great Ė everyone else can harvest it too. But do it in World of Warcraft and youíll be branded a node-stealing jerk. And those guys who harvest while youíre in combat next to the node? Theyíre destined for the special hell.

But surely there are some rules that are universal, right? What would you say are the most basic rules of conduct for playing in an MMO, things that everyone should know and are applicable to almost every game world?

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Re: What are the basic rules of conduct for an MMO community?

Post by TheHidden01 on Tue Nov 24, 2015 1:54 pm

Nothing except what the game defines in it's mechanics.

Nothing pisses me off further than people inventing social rules out of their insecurities then branding you someone who's "bad" because you broke them. Take open world pvp servers, where players KNOWINGLY choose to play on those said servers, then invent the rule that you can't attack THEM (it's fine if they attack you). If you DARE encroach on them, suddenly you're a no life loser, which is ironic considering they are the ones exploding over a game, making up rules, and then blaming you when they don't get their own way.

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Post by Dorek on Tue Nov 24, 2015 7:02 pm

i dislike the community set rules for all the servers, if peoples put on pvp they should be prepared to die anyway.
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